Great article in Wavelength this month about the most awesome James Parry, evangelist of all thing single finned, nice one James! Well worth a gander if you are in the vicinity of a newsagents whilst Christmas shopping, some sick shots in there.
Small wave on the South Coast today, might be the last day bootless.
Super friendly crew down west, nice to see JP, Rob and the Slide65 gang on fire as usual and always lovely to see Rebecca and Chris.
Finally bumped into Dave Surfhog too, super stoked Gentleman fer sure.
Might be my new favourite fickle find… classic moment when the beach emergency phone rang…
Well a couple of shots, same place a day apart… crowds and bigger swell at the weekend, empty glass on Monday. Think I'll go Monday any day of the week.
First day of 5/4 wetsuit, bit of extra resistance training…
Had some Friday fun on Twitter today, asked the great and good what book title best describded their surf experience. Had some great answers and the top three chosen by me will be sent a nice goodie bag in the post…
Here's a few of my favourites…
Shamus in the Green Room
Walking on Glass
The Old Man and the Sea
The Microwave Cook Book
Stig of the Dump
Gone with the Wind
Far from the Madding Crowd
The Agony and the Ecstasy
La Divinia Commedia
and not forgetting
Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Cold Water Immersion: Prediction Models for Prolonged Immersion
What a week, sun and surf, amazing weather… painful reminder in a way as to what we missed over the Summer. Didn't realise until later that the belly boarder in the picture is one of my daughters old teachers… small world.
Amazing sunrise this morning, fog on the roads but clear at the coast, perfect 6am surf on Fish Simmons, wish I wasn't so paranoid about smashing it up, amazing combination of speed and agility. Carving turns and easy paddling, doesn't get much better… would surf it every day if it wasn't for the crowds. Like getting out a bottle of vintage port once in a while, really makes you appreciate the finer things in life. Roll on Autumn swells…
9' 9'' Squire Porcine Purple Pointer
Not the 'official' title but pretty descriptive, John has delivered a peach of a board to my salty hands. Full of subtle finishes that warrant close inspection, metal flake, delicate lace spray, gorgeous life of ply fin… the list is endless. Template rides 'insane' and flies down the line like a whaling banshee that fin holding fast.
Judging by the admiring glances in and out of the water J has produced another piece of surfing art.
Get on one soon…
Seems I have neglected Blog duties, it has been noted. Well I'm back after a busy month or so re-designing the new site and photographing about a gazillion new fins. Nice to get wet yesterday and meet up with some good friends (Corky in photo) and shoot the breeze in Paradise.
Been riding my new porcine Squire board John made for me, been getting better every outing, well worth getting him to make you one of the finest sartorial water craft in the business. Must do a full and in-depth post about it soon.
20% off everything, new films in including Sight | Sound which is flying out, loads of new fins including a great new batch from Almond, the biggest selection of Greenough's you'll see this side of the pond and loads more. Only 6 more days to go, get those Christmas presents in now.
Firstly, apologies if I've not updated this little corner of the internet for a while, been mad mad busy working and trying to get the new Finshack website up a running, happily it's nearing completion and heaps of new stock is waiting to get sold… sorry to keep some of you waiting.
Talking of waiting…
No idea when it will be here, but will be worth the wait. Some people in North Cornwall are eager to watch an old man make a fool of himself on a 6' 2''… please hurry.
We have had dense fog and bright sun this week, some stormy weather on the way. Tried my 3/2 over the last few days, still too bloody cold, dumped the hood and gloves though, won't be too long till it gets warmer, please?! Get some whilst you can…
A week of fog and sea mist down here, spooky surf on Monday, 4-5ft glassy with 50yd visibility, not clever really and slightly disconcerting to say the least. Still fun though.
New website on track and should be launched in a few weeks, assuming my real day job doesn't get in the way, should be good, easier to use and bit more informative. That's the plan…
Should have mentioned this ages ago but we are happy, ney proud to help along a few great loggers down here with a few bits of finnage, big thanks to James, Matt and Josh, good luck this year with everything… you can follow their progress on their blogs, see the links bar >>
Hope you have been getting some clean swell where you are… been okay'ish around these parts if you picked your moment carefully.
Soon be time for the 'Season' to start whatever that means, new website will be online by the end of the month, there I've said it so better pull the proverbial finger out, lots of new stock coming too.
Please find time to donate to our friends in Japan at this horrendous time… shelterbox.org/
Based in Cornwall we aim to offer the best in Longboard and mid-length Fins and Accessories, yes truly the good stuff and it's all in stock too… apart from that business nonsense however this blog is an outlet for our creative and surf related obsessions. Comments welcome.